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OF THE

CONVENTION.

TO AMEND TILE

CONSTITUTION OF PENNSYLVANIA:

CONVENED AT

HARRISBURG, NOVEMBER 12, 1872;

ADJOURNED NOVEMBER 27,

TO MEET AT

PHILADELPHIA, JANUARY 7, 1873.

VOL. VII.

HARRISBURG:
BENJAMIN SINGERLY, STATE PRINTER.

1873.

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DEBATES

OF THE

Convention to

Amend the Constitution.

ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-THIRD DAY.

INVITATION TO MONTGOMERY FAIR.

WEDNESDAY, September 17, 1873. ture and the domestic arts, as developed The Convention met at ten o'clock A. by our county institution. H., llon. John H. Walker, President, in The society would be especially honored tho chair.

by the presence of the wives and families Prayer by Rev. Dr. Moore, of Colum- of the members of the Convention. bus, Ohio.

Awaiting a favorable response, I hava The Journal of yesterday's proceedings the honor to be, gentlemen, was read and approved.

Your obedient servant,

WM. G. AUDENRIED. MEREDITH MEMORIAL.

A special train will leave North PennThe PRESIDENT appointed as the com- sylvania railroad depot at 1.45 P. M., armittee on the memorial of the late Hon. riving at the park at 2.15 P. M. William M. Meredith, under the resolu

Mr. HANNA. I move that the invitation ulon of yosterday, Messrs. Carey, Wood- be accepted. ward, Darlington, Sharpe, John N Pur

Mr. DARLINGTON. I move to amend by viance, Biddle, Guthrie, Stanton and Dale stating that the Convention return thanks las.

for the invitation.

The PRESIDENT. It is moved to amend The PRESIDENT laid bfore the Conven- the motion by stating that the thanks of tion the following communication, which the Convention be tendered to the Agriwas read :

cultural Society for their polite invitation. BEONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICUL

The amendment was agreed to.
TURAL SOCIETY,

The motion as amended was agreed to.
Executive Rooms, Ambler Park,
September 13, 1873.

Mr. HUNSICKER asked and obtained To the President and members of the Con- leave of absence for Mr. Mann from yos

stitutional Convention of Penn'a. terday until Tuesday next. GENTLEMEN :-I have the honor to ex Mr. PUGHE asked and obtained loavo of tond a cordial invitation to the distin- absence for Mr. H. W. Palmer for a few guished gentlemen composing the Consti- days from lo-day. tutional Convention, to attend the annual Mr. ANDREWs asked and obtained leave fair of the Montgomery County Agricul- of absence for Mr. M'Murray for a few tural Society at Ambler Park, on Thurs- days from to-day. day, September 18th, inst.

Mr. DARLINGTON asked and obtained Apart from the beauty of the scenery leave of absence for Mr. Hemphill for toon the route from Philadelphia, and the day. attractions of the fair, the visit doubtless

PUBLICATION OF DEBATES. will prove interesting, as showing the Mr. J. N. PURVIANCE. I offer the folmaterial progress of agriculture, horticul- lowing resolution:

LEAVES OF ABSENCE.

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